Not to enact this leaves the door wide open for corrupt practice.
Apparently the new IPSA (MPs' expenses regulatory body) is costing a lot of money and MPs may not pass its budget. See this article on the IPSA in yesterday's Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jul/01/mps-ipsa-expenses-watchdog-budget
Is it too simple for the IPSA to be staffed by genuine members of the public on moderate salaries rather than the usual "people like us"?
I think MPs should be paid the average salary and should be prohibited from having outside jobs – or, after leaving office, from walking straight into jobs closely connected to their previous responsibilities.